Customs Expert- MEDISAFE Project (H/F)
Expertise France
Nairobi, KE
5d ago

Expertise France est l’agence publique de conception et de mise en œuvre de projets internationaux de coopération technique.

  • L’agence intervient autour de quatre axes prioritaires : - gouvernance démocratique, économique et financière ;- paix, stabilité et sécurité ;
  • climat, agriculture et développement durable ;- santé et développement humain.Dans ces domaines, Expertise France assure des missions d’ingénierie et de mise en œuvre de projets de renforcement des capacités, mobilise de l’expertise technique et joue un rôle d’ensemblier de projets faisant intervenir de l’expertise publique et des savoir-faire privés.
  • In closely collaboration with the Team Leader, S / he will responsible for : - the mapping the supply chain from point of manufacture or importation through to public outlets (both formal and informal), pinch points identified;
  • the mapping of the ports designated for the importation and export of medical products, and assessement of regulatory presence at those ports;
  • the draft of a feasibility study to better adress the interagency, cross-border and international fight against pharmaceutical crime and ensure supply chain inetgrity and security;
  • the organisation with of 1 regional conference, to include discussion of cross-border and trans-regional cooperation with relevant regional and international organisations, taking into account the trafficking flows of falsified medicines and medicinal products in Eastern and Central Africa.
  • Expertise France is the French international technical cooperation agency. The agency has more than 350 employees at headquarters and a staff in the field as project managers and long and short-term consultants from a variety of backgrounds (administration, NGOs, private sector, etc.

    They all share the same passion : development cooperation.The general objective of MEDISAFE is to support the fight against the production and trafficking of substandard and falsified medicines in 11 countries : Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

    MEDISAFE is part of the European Union Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence (CBRN CoE).

    It is financed by the European Union for the benefit of 11 partner countries that have decided to participate in tackling the issue.

    Expertise France and its 7 European partners form a consortium that implements the project and manages cooperation between networks of international and local experts.

    Specifically, the project will contribute to fight against organized crime and to better health outcomes, based on two strategies : - Contribute to strengthening partner countries' capacities and added value in the identification of falsified medicines and pharmaceuticals, and in the fight against their production and trafficking in Eastern and Central Africa.

  • Strengthen regional cooperation and harmonization in terms of approaches, procedures, and joint operations to combat the production and trafficking of falsified medical products and medicines.
  • Required knowledge, skills and qualifications- Customs graduate, or related field strongly preferred- Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in international cooperation in development countries.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Eastern and Central Africa.- Minimum 5 years of experience in organized crime prevention and / or program against counterfeit medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with Interpol, UNICRI or UNODC.- Demonstrated successful experience in establishing and nurturing strong relationships among international organizations and (sub-) national governments- Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural and diplomatic skills and the ability to lead and work inclusively with a diverse team- Ability to establish strong working relationships with senior officials in government, with civic leaders, businesspeople, and international donors- Fluency in written and spoken English / French required
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